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24 oct. 2018 | 11h32 UTC

India: Opposition protests against corruption October 22-28

India Alerte de sécurité

Opposition protests nationwide against allegedly corrupt fighter jet deal October 22-28

TIMEFRAME expected from 24/10/2018, 12h00 until 29/10/2018, 11h59 (Asia/Calcutta). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

Opposition-affiliated organizations are calling for nationwide protests to take place between Monday, October 22, and Sunday, October 28, to denounce an allegedly corrupt fighter jet deal. Sit-ins and public meetings will be held at state and district levels. These groups are demanding the parliament look into the corruption allegations as well as the resignation of the Minister of Defense.

Context

The aforementioned deal, concluded in 2016, saw India purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The opposition sees the deal as the embodiment of high-level corruption. Numerous protests have already been held on the issue.

Advice

Travelers in India should avoid all protests as a precaution. Expect a heightened security presence around gatherings and potential associated traffic disruptions.

 

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